Now As Then

It’s all been different
It’s all been the same
It’s all been anonymous
It’s all had a name

It all had a beginning
It all has an end
Its truth lost in winning
Its game of pretend

And we search for the answer
And we question profane
And we blame it on providence
And we smother the flame

And we look toward the horizon
And we look past the shore
And the waves crash with meaning,
—now as then, and before

(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2016)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on July 23, 2016

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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